What’s in February’s ‘The Lutheran Witness’?

As the world moves toward Valentine’s Day, “The Lutheran Witness” looks at a topic the Church is sometimes reticent to discuss: sexuality.

The mission field here at home

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission has continually asked one main question: “How can we best serve the districts of the Synod, and with them the congregations, schools and workers of the church?” That is no small task.

Record number of Lutherans join 2015 March for Life

Forty-two years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, pro-life supporters gather in the nation’s capital for the March for Life.

Life Conference focuses on engaging the culture

The conference theme was “It’s Your Time to Stand” — specifically, to stand for the 2,900 children who are aborted every day in the United States.

Karner receives honorary doctorate

Maggie Karner, outgoing director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, is honored during a surprise tribute at the LCMS Life Conference.

Photo gallery: Chaplain Bears Christ to U.S. Marines

Commander Charles Varsogea, a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, helps nourish the young recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif.

Black Clergy Caucus embraces ‘21st-century ministry’

The term came up often at the Jan. 14-16 LCMS Black Clergy Caucus gathering in Dallas as a priority for ministry.

Movie review: ‘American Sniper’

While the religious aspects of the story are pared down, Clint Eastwood provides quality direction, and Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-nominated performance is strong, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Concordia Plan Services launches redesigned website

The updated website allows workers to find a provider, file a claim, designate beneficiaries and even initiate their retirement.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2015 midweek Lenten services

These selections can serve for midweek Vespers, Evening Prayer, or Service of Prayer and Preaching during Lent.

Commentary: Selma — on the movie, the town, our college there

Concordia College Alabama President Rev. Dr. Tilahun M. Mendedo shares his thoughts in this opinion piece.

LCEF honors individuals, ministry partners

Lutheran Church Extension Fund presents awards to individuals and ministries during its 2014 Fall Leadership Conference.

Lutheran Hour float wins Rose Parade award

The Rose Parade float sponsored by Lutheran Hour Ministries — the only Christian-themed entry in the Jan. 1 parade — receives the Princess’ Award trophy.

CPH offers free Lenten planning guide

The guide includes suggestions for special music, hymns, readings and Collects of the Day for Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday.

Fort Wayne seminary dedicates expanded library

The new Wayne and Barbara Kroemer Library on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., quadruples the size of the previous library.

Schave, Wood to lead new national mission initiative

The Revs. Steve Schave and Mark Wood will take on the roles of directors of Church Planting and Revitalization, respectively, in work mandated by the 2013 LCMS convention.